Abernethy Trust
Location: Highlands and Islands / Strathspey
Finance: Salary or Allowance
Duration: Full‑time, Permanent
Activity: Creation Care, Education & Training, Sports & Leisure
Posted: 8 Jul 2024
Closes: Open-ended

Environmental Lead (& Outdoor Instructor) - Nethy Bridge

Abernethy Trust


Founded in 1971, Abernethy is a ministry that combines outdoor activity, residential experience and Christian team witness.  Our vision is: ‘Seeing Lives Transformed’. 

The team as Abernethy are Christians, and together our mission is:

  • Through the outdoors we provide challenge and adventure
  • Through community we create belonging and see growth
  • Through hospitality we nurture wellbeing
  • Through witness we provoke curiosity
  • In all things, we live the life to which Jesus has called us


  • Plan, manage and implement nature conservation and restoration activities.
  • Deliver the involvement of other guests and staff in environmental tasks.
  • Participate in the general running of the Centre, specifically being attached to the instruction department in the Outdoor Activities Education programme
  • Deliver nature, conservation and environmental sessions to guests and staff
  • Learn skills to deliver outdoor education activities that complement the environmental role
  • Develop our relationship with A Rocha and attend some of their training sessions


  • Understanding of ecology and the management of environmental interventions
  • Willing to develop educational skills necessary to deliver sessions to guests
  • It is a genuine occupational requirement that the holder of this post is a practising Christian whose lifestyle is consistent with the values and doctrine of the Christian faith
  • As part of our commitment to safeguarding, the successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure
  • We cannot accept overseas applications for this role unless you have the right to work in the UK. If you would like to volunteer with us then please refer to our international volunteer page


  • A passion for outdoor activities and a commitment to develop your outdoor skill set
  • Full Driving License including D1



  • Monthly salary
  • Full-board single accommodation provided, if required
  • Access to A Rocha training events
  • Paid annual leave (30 days per annum, inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Use of Centre facilities including outdoor equipment.
  • Living as part of a vibrant Christian community in a beautiful part of Scotland
  • Easy access to the local area including the Cairngorm mountains, river Spey and the Moray coast – a fantastic outdoor playground!
  • Opportunity for personal training and development
  • Weekly Team Fellowship
  • Very favourable rates for family on most Abernethy holidays and camps
  • Opportunities to take an active role within the life of our local church and Christian youth work
  • Participation in our annual 3-day Team Gathering



Please prayerfully consider whether this role may be right for you. If you feel you are the person we are looking for, please complete the on-line application form on our website.

Please mention OSCAR when responding.

Abernethy Trust

At Abernethy, we believe that shared adventures in the outdoors create incomparable opportunities to transform lives.  Abernethy Trust provides adventure residential experiences through outdoor adventure centres in wild locations across Scotland. 
Abernethy Trust
Nethy Bridge
PH25 3ED
Tel: 01479 818 001